Gender: Male Meaning of Baxter: "baker" Origin of Baxter: English occupational name

Baxter Origin and Meaning

The name Baxter is a boy's name of English origin meaning "baker".

An x makes any name cooler, so that Baxter has a bit more pizzazz than the original Baker. Baxter had some currency as a first name a century ago--it was on the popularity lists sporadically from 1880 till the 1920s, peaking at Number 515 in 1886-- which means it's just about due for a comeback. And we can see Bax as a worthy follow-up to Max and Jax.

Singer Ian Dury named his now-grown son Baxter, and Dr. Baxter Stockman was a scientist in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" series.

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Emma J Says:


Naming my dog this...

Samantha1986 Says:


Dead. Lol

pam Says:


I love it! And how cool is Bax?

danirose01 Says:


I seem to be in the minority here, but I think this name is super cool and jazzy (and my husband loves it too so that’s a MAJOR plus lol)

londonspys Says:


For me, it's a cat name (my evil Russian spy cat Baxter).

londonspys Says:


I was able to convince a friend that the Latin translation of "Baxter" was "son of the Antichrist."

cboothe977 Says:


Meow Mix

KC Says:


To me, this is purely a dog name. Specifically, the dog from Anchorman.

"Baxter, you know I don't speak Spanish."

autumnreverie Says:


"Female baker" is the correct meaning.